CUNY is seeking eligible applicants with a desire to:

  • Educatethe next generation of leaders
  • Engage with classrooms and communities with cultural relevancy
  • Empower young people by reflecting their value in the classroom and to the city

In order to be eligible for this program, applicants typically meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled CUNY Student who is accepted into, or intends to apply to, a CUNY Teacher Education program
  • Interested in becoming a certified teacher in New York State
  • Academically qualified with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Experience working/volunteering in urban communities
  • Committed to working/teaching in a New York City public school
  • Have already completed 24 credits toward an associate degree or 45 credits toward a bachelor’s degree, or be currently enrolled in a CUNY graduate teacher education program

Enrolled CUNY students who do not meet the full criteria should still apply, and may be accepted as a “pipeline” student with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA.